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    Default Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    It's interesting, this one. I collect the Mugler's and depending on the kind of deal I can find I always buy a backup or two as well, with each release. I had this bottle of Ultra Zest on hand and decided to see how it would do in an auction on eBay.

    It went for $165. I was surprised! But I guess if there are going to be any discontinued Mugler's that bring a high price it would be this one, as it's a pretty cool fragrance with a lot of character.

    Until a couple of weeks ago I didn't even realize it had been discontinued.

    How do you guys like Ultra Zest?

    Where would you rank it among the A*Men flankers?

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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    It’s actually perhaps my favorite, There’s something so nostalgic about it when I wear it


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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    I actually really like it- I just wish that blood orange opening lasted longer than ten minutes. I rank it right up there with Pure Havane as 1a and 1b.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nextlevels View Post
    It’s actually perhaps my favorite, There’s something so nostalgic about it when I wear it


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    I know what you mean. I sold the bottle I had owned and opened, I think shortly after Kryptomint came out, because I found their bases so similar. But lately I've had a real craving for it, that it seems nothing else could satisfy. So I'm sort of going back and forth about whether to open my backup bottle or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oud Dude View Post
    I actually really like it- I just wish that blood orange opening lasted longer than ten minutes. I rank it right up there with Pure Havane as 1a and 1b.
    Okay...Now I remember that that was my issue with it too! (I couldn't remember why I didn't like it enough to keep it).

    I thought the orange was soooo fleeting. But other people seem to get a good two hours of orange from what I've heard. Kryptomint had a similar problem, but at least the mint lasts about an hour there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Okay...Now I remember that that was my issue with it too! (I couldn't remember why I didn't like it enough to keep it).

    I thought the orange was soooo fleeting. But other people seem to get a good two hours of orange from what I've heard. Kryptomint had a similar problem, but at least the mint lasts about an hour there.
    I've been on the fence about selling my bottle for this reason- especially when I saw the prices rising. Sure wish I was one of those who got more milage out of it because I've never found an orange note similar to this in any other fragrance.
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    I would say its my top of this line so far, the overall scent is really nice, has depth behind it, really brightens up the original A*Men scent. Looking forward to more fresh takes on the original A*Men scent.

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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    How do you guys like Ultra Zest?
    Love it.
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    Hmmmm.. Should we be picking up Kryptomint at the bargain prices at TJMaxx ?

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    It's probably the best male-marketed Mugler. I enjoy it immensely but have been using my bottle sparingly as replacement is becoming costly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masonjarjar View Post
    Hmmmm.. Should we be picking up Kryptomint at the bargain prices at TJMaxx ?
    It's honestly not a bad idea. I picked up a couple myself. At under $40 it can't hurt.

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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    It's not worth $165. I wouldn't pay more than $30 for it.

    For me,

    Pure Havane > A* Men > Pure Malt > Pure Leather > Pure Coffee > Pure Tonka > Ultra Zest

    However, the first six are pretty close (and I'd suggest those), but I find Ultra Zest to be plain mediocre.

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    Fun fact:
    I tried Ultrazest for the first time today and thought it would make a nice post workout freshie.

    As it so happens it's very much a A*men Mugler. The fresh opening goes quick and then it smells very Muglerish.
    Which I don't mind one bit.

    But again, I thought it would be fresher and "zestier".

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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    $165....really?

    I bought this one when I was in a Nordstrom a few years ago and never did open it.

    I guess I SURE won't open it now!
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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    I'm one of the few who doesn't like this line at all, but really love Ultra Zest. I have about a 90% full bottle that I wear occasionally.

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    Is this one available in any retail store or boutique? It's not on their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alonewithcologne View Post
    Is this one available in any retail store or boutique? It's not on their website.
    Mugler USA blew out their stock sometime either late 2017 / early 2018. Absent since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambuccashake View Post
    Fun fact:
    I tried Ultrazest for the first time today and thought it would make a nice post workout freshie.

    As it so happens it's very much a A*men Mugler. The fresh opening goes quick and then it smells very Muglerish.
    Which I don't mind one bit.

    But again, I thought it would be fresher and "zestier".

    LOL...

    It's definitely not a "post-workout freshie." Some lady in a gym I used to frequent wore Angel whenever she worked out. It was disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    $165....really?

    I bought this one when I was in a Nordstrom a few years ago and never did open it.

    I guess I SURE won't open it now!

    Yeah, hold onto that!

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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    Thanks for the info BB. Will hold on to my bottle for a while. Decent fragrance, but not worth $165.00 IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    It's not worth $165. I wouldn't pay more than $30 for it.

    For me,

    Pure Havane > A* Men > Pure Malt > Pure Leather > Pure Coffee > Pure Tonka > Ultra Zest

    However, the first six are pretty close (and I'd suggest those), but I find Ultra Zest to be plain mediocre.
    That is almost exactly my order! I had Zest and sold it with no regrets. Pure Havane is the star.

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    I couldn't even be convinced to spend half of $165 on it, but I guess we all have different taste.

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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    I think Ultra Zest is the best of the A*men flankers that smell least like A*men i.e. Ultra Zest, Pure Shot and Ice Men - it's right up there with B*men.
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    Ridiculous! Just buy Cologne Grand Luxe by Fragonard (200ml €35,= https://www.fragonard.com/en/catalog...20grand%20luxe )
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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    I remember when Pure Coffee was going for $200 ~ $300 on eBay back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaheen View Post
    I remember when Pure Coffee was going for $200 ~ $300 on eBay back in the day.
    Pure Malt was going for that price I remember back in 2011
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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    I stand in the minority that the original AMEN smells the best. Pure Malt was the only one that stood out to me of all of the flankers and even that one I consider inferior to the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    It's not worth $165. I wouldn't pay more than $30 for it.
    I'd refuse to take it if it were free.
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    Default Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    $165....really?

    I bought this one when I was in a Nordstrom a few years ago and never did open it.

    I guess I SURE won't open it now!
    I'm surprised to hear this also. It's a decent addition to the line but didn't blow me away. I think I've worn it 2-3 times since picking it up more or less on release (2015?).

    My bottle of Pure Leather is actually still sealed (I received a generous sample around the time of purchase, didn't overly rate it and so never opened the bottle). Shame the same doesn't go for Pure Zest...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Ridiculous! Just buy Cologne Grand Luxe by Fragonard (200ml €35,= https://www.fragonard.com/en/catalog...20grand%20luxe )
    Trauerkraut, I agree with the "ridiculous!" notion, but Cologne Grand Luxe is a lavender citrus and neroli cologne. In what way is that a reasonable substitute for Ultra Zest, which is candied orange over the gourmand A*Men base? It's nothing like it!


    Quote Originally Posted by Shaheen View Post
    I remember when Pure Coffee was going for $200 ~ $300 on eBay back in the day.

    Yep...the good old days. When Pure Coffee came in a Coffee-bag like pouch and sold for $300 bucks. That was also right around the height of the Dior Homme Intense silver collar hysteria.




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